Waste Less Living

Green Business

At Waste Less Living, we engage in sustainable business practices whenever possible.  Here are some of the ways Waste Less Living is making a difference. Maybe you too, can adopt some of our “green” ways of doing business.


Our approach to advertising and marketing is to rely on electronic communications as much as possible.

  • E-newsletter
  • E-invites
  • Workshops and seminars


We minimize our paper use by:

  • E-invoicing
  • E-faxing
  • E-banking
  • Copying on both sides of the paper
  • Using the back side of discarded paper for note-taking

When we do print, we…

  • use 100% recycled paper with greater than 30% post-consumer waste paper (recycled and unbleached)
  • vegetable or soy-based ink
  • purchase from an eco-printer or local printer


We strive to support eco-conscious and socially responsible businesses with similar goals and objectives for helping the planet and our communities.

Some examples of our collaborative business approach include:

  • Hosting our website with Dreamhost.com. They are a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership program and they invest in Emission Reduction Credits (a.k.a. “offsets”), which help to reduce their carbon emissions to near zero.
  • Purchasing promotional goods (shirts, hats, bags) that are 100% organic cotton or bamboo, printed in Los Angeles by the non-profit, Homeboy Industries. Homeboy believes in “Jobs not Jails.” It assists at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth to become positive and contributing members of society through job placement, training, and education.
  • Purchasing office supplies from Greenline Paper which sells only recycled and tree-free paper.
  • Purchasing our product from manufacturers and distributors who are committed to raising awareness about social and environmental justice issues.
  • Promoting and hiring eco-conscious caterers who source their ingredients locally and/or purchase from organic farmers.
  • Banking with One Pacific Coast Bank, the first commercial bank in the U.S. with a commitment to environmentally sustainable community development
  • We also currently bank with Bank of the West. Bank of the West has committed $75 billion in loans, investments and charitable contributions by 2015 to strengthen our local communities. Learn more about their progress towards this goal
  • We also avoid the use of plastic water bottles in the office and on the go. Instead, we have in place water stations and offer visitors to our office a glass of water as opposed to a bottle of water.


Waste Less Living strives to minimize its impact on the environment in all of its operations, whenever feasible.  We engage in the following operational activities:

  • Staff members often telecommute to conserve fossil fuels. Half (50%) of the staff drive hybrid vehicles, and we plan to purchase alternative fuel or clean natural gas vehicles for our delivery/pick-up operations.
  • We intend to purchase carbon off-set credits to eliminate our carbon footprint from our operations.